Football: Players react on social media after announcement of Charlie Partridge’s firing

Athletic Director Patrick Chun announced the firing of Partridge on Sunday.


Charlie Partridge was fired on Sunday, Nov. 27. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Brendan Feeney, Sports Editor

The firing of Florida Atlantic head football coach Charlie Partridge has led several players to make their opinions heard on Twitter.

Players who suited up for Partridge often noted the atmosphere that the former coach brought to the program. Freshman running back James Charles referred to Partridge as his “messiah” after committing to FAU and senior defensive end Trey Hendrickson said the team felt more like a family than ever before.

Redshirt sophomore starting quarterback Jason Driskel and sophomore safety Andrew Soroh are two of several players who took to social media to express their displeasure of the move.





Other players, such as sophomore linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, a member of last year’s USA Today Freshman All-American Team, and junior running back Gregory Howell, who broke the program’s single-season rushing touchdown record this season, used their time to convey their feelings for their former coach.





After a number of fans demonstrated support for the removal, sophomore defensive back Herb Miller and Soroh both took the time to defend Partridge.

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Junior kicker Greg Joseph took another route. While he did mention that he didn’t believe firing Partridge was the right move, he is looking forward to the future.


Brendan Feeney is the sports editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @feeney42.